Indonesia is often threatened by natural disasters like earthquakes. While houses made of brick and concrete collapse, or are severely damaged, houses made of wood and bamboo often remain unscathed.
With only 30 to 80 remaining around the world, the death of a 25-year-old female Sumatran rhino means the animal has become extinct in Malaysia. Decades of poaching had left the animals critically endangered.
At least two protesters have died as Indonesian students have mobilized the largest demonstrations in two decades against a new set of proposed conservative laws they say will discriminate against women and minorities.
During his second and final five-year term, Indonesian President Joko Widodo — popularly known as Jokowi — promises to transform the nation's economy and take bolder actions against poverty and entrenched corruption.
During the time of the Mughal empire, Indian and Persian storytellers narrated traditional tales of adventure and mysticism. Now, a group in New Delhi is reviving the art and retelling Islamic and Hindu myths.
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